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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (5th July)

Dear aspirants, following are the links of various articles taken from various newspapers. Click the link to read further. To get notification, follow the blog. Thank you!

1- The terrorisms we overlook

The state’s association with terror — in mob lynchings or in extortion — is not compatible with freedom.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Internal security)

2- ‘EC’s biggest challenge is parties’ use of tainted money in polls’

The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner on his eventful tenure, the controversy over EVMs, and concerns such as paid news and opacity in electoral funding.

Q- Discuss about the challenges faced by Election commission in India.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Election)

3- Signs of a Persian gulf

New Delhi needs to work with Tehran to resolve bilateral irritants affecting economic ties.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Indo-Iran relations)

4- Going beyond cultural heritage

There has been a visible effort by the state in recent times to increase awareness about speciality handloom products and to make them things of aspiration for customers. This is being done through aggressive promotion of the process, the product and the context.

Q- What is meant by ‘hand-loom industry’ ? Handloom industry needs to be freed from the limited narratives linked to preserving cultural heritage and the merger of the industry with individual fashion. Comment

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Indian Economy)

5- UDAY covers 97% of discom debt: Centre

About 97% of the total outstanding debt of all state power distribution companies (discoms) has been covered under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the government announced on Tuesday.

So far, 86% of the restructurable debt has been revamped under the scheme.

6- My journey to Israel

In the time since 1998, the year of my ‘goodwill mission’, the scope for deepening collaboration and joint ventures has only grown for the two countries.

7- Behind the ongoing stand-off in Doklam, century-old manoeuvres of geostrategy

Until 1959, China made no claims on Bhutan, but now, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs cites the 1890 China-Britain treaty, which states that the border runs west from Doka-La along the ridgeline — that is, south of the Doklam plateau.

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